Skip to comments.Hollywood stars protest school cuts in online video
Posted on 04/07/2010 6:39:37 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Hollywood stars protest school cuts in online video
By My-Thuan Tran
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The parents at Wonderland Avenue Elementary in Laurel Canyon were irate about the proposed education cuts from the state budget. So instead of going to Sacramento, they went straight to Hollywood.
The school's PTA president came up with the idea of creating a video, and one parent suggested they ask Brian Austin Green (of "Beverly Hills, 90210" fame) to star in it. Green, whose son attends the school, agreed, and he got his girlfriend, actress Megan Fox, to costar.
The result was a four-minute short called "Hot for Teachers" that went live on Funny or Die, a viral comedy video site, on Wednesday. It begins with the Wonderland principal addressing a group of parents yelling about the budget cuts. Then Green gets a call on his phone from Fox.
"People are freaking out about these budget cuts," he says into the phone. "It's like Attica in here."
Green tells Fox to wait for him in the library, and on her way there, she encounters a group of fifth-graders sprawled on the floor and on top of cabinets because of overcrowding. They mistake her for their new teacher. The kids tell Fox their teacher was laid off and their class was combined with another.
"The kids in this class are multiplying faster than my head lice," said one of the students as she scratches her head.
"It's no wonder so many of us end up in prison," laments another.
The video ends with Green and Fox urging viewers to sign a petition on the Say No to Cuts website and to "call, write, and annoy the governor until he cries for his mommy." Wonderland parents wrote the script and and produced the video with the help of Funny or Die, said John Koch, an entertainment public relations expert whose daughter attends the school. He helped write the script. "The video is an exaggeration. It's meant to be funny, but the question is, when is enough enough?" Koch said. "How far are these cuts going to go? It's a tough situation for a lot of people."
Terrific...let's raise California state taxes on Hollywood stars to 99%. The can affrd it!
Watch their dopey video at:
Yes, make those idiots PAY for it.
Somehow I think they need to have their budgets cut after decades of growth in spending while their products got dumber and dumber.
Well at least it's subtle... <snort!>
I think this video definitely falls into the category of the latter.
Ya got it! These pampered, liberal brats can DEFINITELY afford even buying the entire school.
Remember the liberal mantra “Do as I Say, NOT as I do..”
Megan Fox could fund this entire school for a decade with the loose change in the bottom of her purse. C’mon libs, cough it up!
It’s NOT the amount spent per pupil. Look at DC. 13K per pupil per year and they have the most uneducated students. This is all about filling up the union pension coffers which require millions of dollars just to support ONE teacher when they retire at 50.
Windfall taxes on "big hollywood." I LIKE it!
“”People are freaking out about these budget cuts,” he says into the phone. “It’s like Attica in here.”
....funny thing to say to that tatooed bimbo....she wouldn’t know Attica from squat.
Well, the Hollweird liberals better get used to it, no teachers, no doctors, no freedoms at all! BUT THEY VOTED FOR the HOPEY CHANGEY THING!
Wow, never seen Megan Fox before, she is hot!
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